DGluch (5) - California, USA - MAY 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not as bitter as advertised, but still more bitter than I prefer. Overall a really good beer, those guys at Stone know what they're doing
- Drink & Give Thanks to The Lord
harrymel (820) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Best by: 17APR12, reviewed 05MAR12
Iíve had this beer 5+ times in the last month, itís time to revisit the reviews...
Pours a light golden ale with a finger of fine soapy light yellow foam that falls to a broken sheet of the same. Excellent clarity and spotty lace. Smells of resin, spice, lemons, grapefruit (strong and bitter rinds), more resin, hops, hops, hops. The nose is really nice on this beer. Sweet malts with citrusy hops - there is an orange, lemon zest flavor here and it does well with the malt profile. The aftertaste resonates for minutes at a time. Medium bodied with moderate carb and a good, long semi dry finish. This is a really good beer. I can say having visited some really fine beer, this one is top notch.
Best by: 7/24/11, reviewed 5/24/11
A: golden ale with a single finger of peanut head which sticks around as a quilt of the same. Near excellent clarity. Spotty lacing.
S: Standard Stone hop profile: pine, resin, grapefruit rinds, citrus, slightest bubble gum. Malts are sweet in the back. Smells like the way I would try to describe an IIPA to a nonbeliever.
T: Sweet and bitter. Huh, not particularly fancy. Again, grapefruit and resin style hops.
M: Medium body with lively carbonation. Bone dry finish.
O: Stone is hit and miss for me usually. this is a beer Iím indifferent to. (4/4/3/3/3-3.25)
Serving type: bottle
culchiem (2048) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Deep golden orange with a thin head. Aroma is spruce hop. Flavor is bitter pine, sour hop with a long dry fruit finish.
Hankbrau74 (6) - - DEC 14, 2013 does not count
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 2/20
Very potent beer, so donít drink more than two; not a session beer! Flavor is fantastic
blackbock (107) - Shoalhaven NSW, AUSTRALIA - DEC 13, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Aroma of sweet, sweet malt and citrus. Thick creamy head. Deep copper colour. Pungent piny taste is masked by the nice malt flavour. Didnít exactly ruin my palate but left a big dent.
firemarshal (67) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is what Iím talking about! Aroma is one of the most inviting Iíve ever experienced. The centennial hops just murder your taste buds. Fantastic bitter finish. Well done!
Coyler (84) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 13, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Fantastic......one of the best Double IPAs Iíve had, worth the wait! Need to get hold of the more limited edition stone ones and soooooon!
JonMoore (1661) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - golden amber colour with thick white head. Citrus hoppy aroma, orange peel, pine, malts. Same in the taste, but with nice sweet maltiness. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Very good.
pablo951 (378) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I had it on tap at Avenue Pub in New Orleans. This is a great beer, it has a sweet hop aroma, clear amber hue, a light head, and a phenomenal hop citrus pine taste!!!
downender (5662) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Total Wines, Sterling VA. Hazy gold with a slight, off-white head. Massive hopping, grapefruit and pine and not much by way of balancing malt, before a rapsing dry finish. A bit too extreme for me.
Pizd (368) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottle): Pours a clear golden amber with a white head, loads of lacing. Big tropical fruit aroma with hints of lemon, caramel, bread, malt, oranges, peaches, grass. Flavour is an instant whack of citrussy hop bitterness, lemon zest in particular. Orange pith and grapefruit peak through then it mellows into a sweet malty/caramel finish. Sticks around on the palate for an ungodly amount of time. Quality.